East Trans

East Trans has won a contract with a medical supplies company after investing £1.6m in a new 40,000ft² high-bay warehousing facility.

The firm said it won the contract after being able to offer the medical supplies company secure high-quality warehousing and reliable distribution across the UK. East Trans would not name the company.

The deal is East Trans’ first move into “pick and pack” logistics and is part of the company’s wider strategy to target the sector.

The new 8m-high, heavy duty warehouse has a reinforced floor, offers flexibility of use and is built to food grade standards. It also offers full fibre connectivity allowing customers remote access to multi-camera, high-definition CCTV feeds and real-time stock control data.

The warehouse brings East Trans storage portfolio to a total of 200,000ft² of newly-built or recently refurbished warehousing over nine acres in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire.

East Trans, which was acquired 11 years ago from Icelandic-owned international transportation company Eimskip by its current management team, has seen its fleet grow from a dozen vehicles to 100 HGVs and 160 trailers since acquisition.

MD Paul Hickling said: “This is a major, long-term investment for the business. It enhances our ability to serve existing and new customers requiring reliable, secure and cost-effective logistics and underpins our position as the leading company in the Humber region for high-class warehousing.”

He added: “Our expanded storage capacity has already paid dividends by enabling us to provide a pick and pack service to a major new customer, supported by full fibre connectivity across our site which gives the client 24/7 visibility and instant stock information.”

Director Peter Aarosin said: “We’re now well positioned for further growth as existing and prospective clients respond to the ever-growing demand for online purchase and fulfilment, which require much more sophisticated logistics support.”